Julie is warm, enthusiastic, empathetic, and direct; an insightful therapist and a good listener, who has worked with adult individuals, couples, and groups.
Julie previously worked at a community health center in Chicago, IL, focusing on adult individuals, couples, crisis intervention, transitional life skills, and MISA (Mentally ill/ Substance abuse) groups. Julie has counseled and taught life skills to women at the Teen Challenge Women’s Center in San Jose, helping them work toward recovery from addiction and the restoration of families. She currently volunteers at SonRise Equestrian Center, working with youth living with social, emotional, or physical challenges, including terminal illness.
Julie has been trained in a wide range of both short and long-term therapeutic modalities. She believes in a holistic, encouraging, and collaborative approach to therapy.
Julie enjoys using her professional skills and life experience to help her clients find hope, resiliency, and healing. She strives to build a therapeutic relationship of trust based on spiritual principles, facilitating change to help clients move toward a self-actualized life of purpose, serenity, confidence, and integrity.
Julie’s areas of interest include:
- Life transitions and adjustment
- Recovery from addiction
- Grief and loss
- Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling (Prepare/Enrich Certified)
- Equine therapy (with the SonRise Equestrian Foundation)
Julie’s educational background includes a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and Bachelors degree from the University of Florida. She is a member of the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors.
Julie Diekmann is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counseling #5834. She is supervised by Alan Godfrey, LMFT #102925